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Poster: Darkstarz117 Date: Jul 12, 2008 10:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Jerry Bands

So recently I have put all of the Jerry Bands that I have on my Ipod and honestly its got me moving in ways the Dead never did. I was wondering if I was the only one that felt this way or if I'm just weird.

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Jul 12, 2008 1:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry Bands

I would pick GD over JGB in a heartbeat...

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Poster: billydlions Date: Jul 12, 2008 4:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry Bands

I love JGB from 1980 thru 1984. That being said, the set lists are very similar, so if I had to choose one, it would have to be GD. I've got a 40 gig ipod, so there's plenty of room for both (using their version of mp3 files). Right now I have 369 80 minute shows and still have 14 gigs left.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Jul 12, 2008 5:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry Bands

Agree with Billy D.

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Poster: tigerbolt Date: Jul 12, 2008 2:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry Bands

simple solution get two ipods,one for gd and one for jerry :)

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Poster: Darkstarz117 Date: Jul 12, 2008 2:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry Bands

lol. If I could afford 2 ipods i would. Although there is a good mix of Jerry Bands and GD. I must say I have been listening a lot to the Keane College show and wow. That blows me away alot. I also just found a Garcia/Wales show which I can't wait to find time for. I am a huge fan of Garcia/Wales Hooteroll? I highly recomend that album to anyone. Honestly, I could never actually choose between GD and JGB if I had too though hmm... I don't even want to have answer that. I think its all different moods.

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Poster: spring mountain high Date: Jul 12, 2008 7:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry Bands

JGB was the better live experience in the post "touch" era, imho. More eneergy from Jer, better venues, much cooler audience. The fall 1989 tour with weir was mindbending. What was better than chilling with the fat man at the Warfield, sipping a sierra and indulging in some of Northern California's finest. This was the quintessential SF experience for me. I'll never forget the night I had to get my tickets from will call and went to the ticket booth at the porno theatre next door by mistake. Only in SF, on Market, in the TL...

This post was modified by spring mountain high on 2008-07-13 02:10:08

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Poster: cousinkix1953 Date: Jul 12, 2008 8:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry Bands

"JGB was the better live experience in the post "touch" era, imho. More eneergy from Jer, better venues, much cooler audience."

AMEN! The Touch crowds brought in the Top 40 wanna-be Heads crowd; so it wasn't such a special place any more. Trouble came along with them. Grateful Dead concerts were banned from lots of smaller venues in 1989. Goodbye to the Kaiser, Frost, Greek Theatre, Alpine Valley, Irvine Meadows and many more. Laguna Seca was the end of the line a year before because a few idiots blew it for everybody else.

The Jerry Garcia Band continued to play those venues for a little longer, and not attracting that same newbie crowd...

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Poster: secret8476 Date: Jul 13, 2008 7:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry Bands

I was never able to get my hands on Jerry shows in the past and therefore, i was always a Dead fanatic. However, after time I did get some nice bootlegs and began to really appreciate JGB. It was still kinda hard to get my hands on more though.
A few years ago, i walked into a shop down the road lookin for any new music releases when low and behold, there are these nice new selections of JGB discs called Pure Jerry.
The owner of the shop explained to me that it was the work of Jer's widow- who now has the rights to most of that stuff, and she was responsible for letting these releases out.
Is there any truth to that?

By the way ... if anyone else has these, they are really great shows. I was able to get two releases ... 7/28 - 7/30 1977 Theatre 1839 in San Francisco, and 10/15 - 10/30 1987 @ the Lunt Fontaine. The '77 show would turn the mist die hard Dead fan into a JGB worshipper. =)

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Poster: cousinkix1953 Date: Jul 13, 2008 8:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry Bands

"The owner of the shop explained to me that it was the work of Jer's widow- who now has the rights to most of that stuff, and she was responsible for letting these releases out.
Is there any truth to that?"

Yes! There are more to be found at http://jerrygarcia.com/intro.html



This post was modified by cousinkix1953 on 2008-07-14 03:19:00

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Poster: secret8476 Date: Jul 13, 2008 8:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry Bands

Yes ! wow - thx cous! I have those last two - and that '77 show is just incredible! the Russian Lullabye and Stir It Up are just tremendous! I didn't know there were so many others available. I sure hope they keep crankin' 'em out!

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Jul 12, 2008 11:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry Bands

if i HAD to dump one or the other, i'd keep all my JERRY and say sayonara to the GD

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Poster: pigpen_81 Date: Jul 12, 2008 1:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry Bands

Hey Arb, Is the email on db.tree (it's a juno acct.) still a valid addy to reach you at ?

Thanks,
pigpen_81

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Jul 12, 2008 1:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry Bands

very much still active; cheers

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Poster: pigpen_81 Date: Jul 12, 2008 1:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry Bands

Hmm,.. did you receive an email from me ?

pigpen_81

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Poster: high flow Date: Jul 12, 2008 11:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry Bands

I go through long stretches in which I prefer one over the other.....right now, I'm all GD. Often in the Fall and Winter I go very Jerry(band).

No doubt, the Jerry music with all of the variety is highly addictive. But I'm not ready to say I'd dump 3+ decades of GD for the Jerry stuff.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 12, 2008 12:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry Bands

I'm not ready to choose one over the other, but I wish Jer had around the start of the 90s because I had nowhere near as much fun or enjoyed the music with the GD as I did with JGB or various Jer configs after around 89-90 - and the true turning point personally for me earlier were the Lunt-Fontane shows (not sure if I ever enjoyed any shows more than those).
Thankfully, not need to choose